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Harley Benton SC-550 Plus EMG PAF

Electric Guitar

  • Deluxe Series
  • Body: Okoume
  • Top: AA flamed maple
  • Neck: Nyatoh
  • Neck attachment: Set-in
  • Fretboard: Roasted jatoba
  • Fretboard inlays: White pearloid trapezoids
  • Binding: Ivory
  • Neck profile: 1960 C - Thickness at the 1st fret: 20.5 mm; Thickness at the 12th fret: 22.5 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Scale: 629 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Nut: Graphite
  • Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 2 EMG Retro Active FAT 55 Zebra PAF Style Alnico-5 humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • 3-Way switch
  • Bridge: WSC LP17 Tune-O-Matic
  • Machine heads: WSC Schaller Style J01 locking
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Original strings: D'Addario EXL110, .010 - .046
  • Colour: Paradise Amber Flame Gloss
  • Made in Indonesia

Further Information

Colour Amber
Body Okoume
Top Maple
Neck Nyatoh
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Great guitar!
Jorode, 10.03.2021
The guitar came with a very good setup, only minor tweaks to the intonation but it was not really needed. Finish was flawless, could not find any problems. Only con was that the truss rod cover was missing, it has been there so i think it was removed during setup and forgot to put in place after. But i have contacted thomann and i will get one.
Great guitar with awsome pickups, they have very good clarity and does work well whitout battery but i will use the active function with battery because it sound great.
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This is an amazing guitar!
Norman_R, 07.04.2021
The reviews were right, this is a massive step up in quality from the SC-550 Deluxe, light years better, in fact. I have the 550 Deluxe but, although it looks great and plays well, I always felt the sound let it down. This, on the other hand, sounds fabulous, a real big sound but one that positively chimes! Get one while you can.

One small gripe, and I don’t know if this is a common fault, but the bridge volume control knob was off when the guitar arrived and won’t stay on, I suspect because of the way the body is shaped. Anyone else having this issue?
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Lovely guitar!
JamesUK, 31.03.2021
Received today, packaged well and arrived a day early.

The quality is excellent, lovely smooth frets, no blemishes. The top is a perfect paradoise amber fade, not too light and not dark like the sc550.

I use it to play hard rock like GnR and is a perfect fit.

Pickups sound good, all round superb guitar that feels better than the price tag. On par with my Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro but half the price.
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Si estas buscando una Single cut a un buen precio, esta es la tuya!!
ArmyMac, 30.03.2021
RESUMEN
Cuando compre la sc500 Plus paradise flame EMG PAF, no habia ninguna valoracion sobre esta guitarra y apenas un par de reviews en youtube.
En principio iba a comprar la SC550, pero al descubrir que esta nueva version traia las EMG fat 55 me decidi por esta.
Y la verdad... calidad precio, la MEJOR COMPRA de una guitarra que he hecho.

Si buscas una tipo Les Paul, con un precio imbatible y que suene de lujo... ESTA ES LA TUYA

TLDR


Fabricacion
A nivel de acabados, es impresionante. No he podido detectar ningun fallo, lacado y color perfectos. Binding perfectos.
Todos los trastes bien nivelados y pulidos, sin ningun saliente.
El ataque del mastil correcto.

Los afinadores wsc, funcionan genial. (Cuando saque la guitarra de la caja, estaba afinada perfectamente, pero medio todo abajo).
Despues de afinarla correctamente, mantiene bastante bien la afinacion. Solo he tenido que volver a afinar algunas cuerdas despues de largos ratos haciendo bendings y "maltratando las cuerdas".
Las cuerdas que monta de casa son unas muy correctas Daddario EXL110 .010 - .046

A nivel de electronica todo muy correcto.
Las pastillas venian bien ajustadas en altura.
Los potenciometros son bastante graduales (no hay los tipicos saltos o ruidos de estatica, que puedes encontrar en los potenciometros de algunas guitarras economicas)
El puerto del jack perfecto tambien.
El unico "pero"que he encontrado en la parte de electronica, es que cuando la enchufe la primera vez sonaba muy bajito (Como un 80% menos que una guitarra pasiva) y tenia que subir el Gain y el Volumen de mi ampli muchisimo. Supuse que era la pila, la cambie por una de 9v nueva y solucionado.

Puente todo correcto, bien de altura y demas.

El mastil es muy comodo, desliza perfectamente a diferencia de otras Les Paul, es mas facil acceder a los ultimos trastes ya que la union cuerpo/mastil no es recta.
Es un mastil de dos piezas como suele ser habitual tambien en otras guitarras y el acabado es perfecto. En la descripcion del producto antes ponia nyatoh y ahora pone Caoba. Asi que no se cual trae el mio, pero vaya... color, tacto... de lujo
El diapason es bastante comodo, el unico "pero" aqui, es que hubiese preferido trastes jumbo en vez de medium, pero esto ya es una cuestion personal de gustos.
El cuerpo, en la descripcion del producto antes ponia Okume y ahora Caoba. No se si la mia es Okume o caoba, pero el cuerpo es de dos piezas con el Maple Veneer encima. Le haces un armonico en el traste 12 y tocas el cuerpo y notas que tiene muy buen sustain.

En cuanto al sonido...
Nunca habia usado unas EMG fat 55 antes... el sonido me ha enamorado... Tiene esos Low's mas propios de las activas, pero cuando le aprietas se nota que llevas pastillas activas... Si la quieres hacer chillar... chilla bien... Los Pinch Harmonics estilo Zakk Wylde suenan de lujo...
Tienen un sonido muy Calido en limpio y con distorsion suena con mucho cuerpo. Aunque sean pastillas de alta ganancia, te quitas por completo los "acoples" y ruidos de estatica tipicos de las pastillas pasivas.
La he probado con un Orange Micro Terror en Casa y suena de Lujo...
y me la lleve al local de un amigo que tiene un Fender Bronco de los 70, un Vox AC30 y nos sorprendio muy gratamente el Sonido en Limpio que dan estas pastillas con amplis vintage Full valve...
Mi amigo no se creia que la guitarra hubiese costado 366€ y sonase con tanto cuerpo en un Full Valve.

Pros:
EMG fat 55!!!!
Color paradise flame precioso... Te recuerda a la que llevaba Slash en el Appetite for Destruction
Acabados Fenomenales / ni una pega aqui
Locking Tuners
Sonido Brutal, son activas... pero tienen ese toque vintage con buenos bajos

Contras:
Por este precio, y lo que te llevas... ninguno.

CONCLUSION
Creo que mi compra ha sido un acierto, buscaba una tipo LP para tocar en casa, grabarme algunos riffs con backing tracks en el pc y me he encontrado con una guitarra, preciosa , que suena de maravilla por un precio IMBATIBLE.
Esta ha sido mi primera HB y viendo como estan haciendo su trabajo, como vienen de acabados etc, seguramente acabe comprando otras en el futuro.
Con guitarras como esta HB SC 550 Plus, no tienes nada que envidiarle a otras LP de otras marcas que cuestan 200 300 euros mas.
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